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Shocker: Premiere Shuttered, Village Voice Out An EIC Again
March 6, 2007 Jack "The Ripper" Kliger continues to live up to the sobriquet that Fishbowl NY has given him; yesterday, the CEO of Hachette Filipacchi announced he was closing the U.S. edition of Premiere, the venerable movie magazine. Premiere is the third magazine Hachette has closed in the last year (following ElleGirl and Shock), although the magazine's Web site will live on. Editor and Hachette editorial director Peter Herbst is leaving the company, presumably along with the entire editorial staff, while publisher Paul Turcotte will be slotted into some new role. The only way things could go worse for Hachette ...
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